I am amazed at how Manang Flora has become so creative in fixing my lunch.
Apart from using the dividers, she even added lettuce leaves to add color and occupy the empty space!
Here, she used black and wild rice on the top layer and scattered fried garlic strips over it for a garlic rice twist.
On the bottom layer is a good portion of the viands. I got meat, fish and greens.
So I don’t really cook, right? I mean I can, and I do sometimes, but more often I really on Manang Flora to pack my lunch.
Ever since I went back to Japan in 2009 and bought several obento bako or lunch boxes, I wanted my lunch to be as nice-looking as the ones Japanese folks prepare.
Manang has since learned to beautify my bento. She used to put food in there with plenty of spaces left so that the food is disarranged during transport.
Yesterday, she packed me a salad lunch.
The first layer is made of the chicken and greens salad with garlic basil vinaigrette – in the bottle – plus a macaroni salad for dessert in the silicone divider. I don’t know if it’s visible in the picture.
The second layer is a deconstructed ensaladang itlog maalat (salted egg salad), with rice and sliced garlic crisps.
I just love lunches that look nice, don’t you?